Also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, Eid al-Adha is the holiest of the two Islamic holidays celebrated around the globe. The festival this year began on the 20th of August and extended to the 24th. In the Maldives, the festival was celebrated on the 21st with cultural festivities, communal feasts along with mass prayers across the country. The prayers are the crucial part of the festival, and in the populated islands, prayers were performed in Mass congregation in open spaces such as parks and stadiums. The religious festival also marks the end of Hajj pilgrimage making ferries and flights fully booked weeks in prior. Maldives luxury resorts the likes of Naladhu Private Island Maldives also made arrangements to accommodate more guests during festival days and provided guest with offers and promotions.